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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Where are we going?

More now than ever, the strength and integrity of leadership in Christianity has come under an onslaught of attack both from within and without the Church.  Secularization of ideals and motives; as well as, the methods by which Christianity is driven and implemented has caused large segments of the Church to become rife with carnality.  Attempting to fight a spiritual battle with carnality is a recipe for failure.  Ephesians 6:10-19 reminds us who are enemy is.  The weight of responsibility for this observable fact falls squarely on the shoulders of leadership.  The Maxwell Leadership Bible concisely summarizes this truth, “Leadership ability is the lid on the success of a nation or organization . . . The heart and skill of a leader will always tremendously affect the life of the people under his direction” (Maxwell, TMLB, Page 428).  While Christian leadership can only model and suggest proper behavior, total laissez faire government in the Church is neither desirable nor productive.  From time immemorial, God has had to deal with His stubborn people who would not be obedient.  Leaders must follow God and in turn lead the people.  If leaders are chasing fame, fortune or anything other than God; consequently, the people will be led in the wrong direction. 

Maxwell, John.  The Maxwell Leadership Bible.  Nashville:  Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2002.

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